Ben Nevis 10-year-old

Overall rating
84.57/100
votes
24
Whiskybase ID
WB113568
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml
Added on
17 jun 2018 12:52 pm by Mark Renton

Average value

€ 7.55

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Whisky reviews for Ben Nevis 10-year-old

8 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.57 points.

  1. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    A reasonable standard with no peculiarities or missing notes. Certainly interesting for a beginner, probably a scotch among many for advanced users.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Apple, roasted aromas, malt, spices, grapes
    • Taste
      82 82
      Soft, apple, fruit chewing gum, vanilla, spiciness, mint
    • Finish
      83 83
      Almost medium-long finish. Spicy, malt, pear, oak and a slight bitterness

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  3. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  4. JungleDram scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    L 17/8974
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. Kraddell scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    Pours a medium gold / average color. Scent is bit glue, pronounced wood, faded damp fruit (pineapple). overripe apple. much more 'dense' and heavy than the 12 y Dew of Ben Nevis I had besides it. Some vanilla. Taste is noticably stronger than the 12y ( it is 6 % higher, and it's not that hidden) . Spicy touch to it, sharp, drying oak - A feature I do like. This would be a 77.5 in my book, but for the sake of keeping both enties with a different score, I'mma call this a 7.8 . if anything, bonus points for the very good price ! A more outspoken version with the same enjoyable aspects as the 12 y.

  6. paulusgaming scored this whisky 75 points Expert Junior

    I really struggle taking notes for this one. There's not much complexity but what it does do, it does well. There's no off notes and it's a pretty decent take on a young unpeated or very lightly peated highland malt. I don't however get the hype for this distillery. It might be the Japanese whisky crowd or maybe i just need to try some mid 90's IB who knows. Either way i enjoyed drinking it and that's what counts.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Balsamic vinegar, freshly baked bread, creamy malted barley, very restrained oak.
    • Taste
      75 75
      Medium mouthfeel, earthy, old leather, slightly sweet oak, grain, pepper. Gets sweeter the longer you hold it in your mouth.
    • Finish
      70 70
      Pretty short, slightly yeasty, warming.

  7. martinbuettner scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. Highlander65 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      The nose is spicy, balsamic and waxy. Mint, sage, anise and camphor. I feel like a hint of ash, of dust, of machine oil, of brine, it's a dirty note that I like very much and that vaguely reminds me of some very mature Tobermories. After a while a hint of vanilla also emerges. There is also yellow fruit and a dough of flour and yeast. Zero alcohol. With water comes an interesting note of paint and rubber.
    • Taste
      In the mouth it is spicy, sweet and salty at the same time (very special sensation). Balsamic notes of wax, honey, anise and a hint of lemon. All very well combined and balanced. Very clean and fun, without the dirty notes found on the nose.
    • Finish
      Long, balsamic finish, with notes of anise and a salty final sensation. Leave your mouth fresh and clean.

  9. WSP scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

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